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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Question jackets!

I was wondering about the jackets and the proper fit? I don't know if I wear a large jacket if that would be the same size in a snowboard jacket, I got so tired last night and into the morning reading here about jackets and looking at some online, Given I live in the northeast should I just get a insulated jacket? I haven't picked up my base layers yet.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was wondering about the jackets and the proper fit? I don't know if I wear a large jacket if that would be the same size in a snowboard jacket, I got so tired last night and into the morning reading here about jackets and looking at some online, Given I live in the northeast should I just get a insulated jacket? I haven't picked up my base layers yet.
The base layers I wear are a long sleeve and a Nike hoodie under my coat, thats if its under -10 C if its warmer I wear a t shirts and a nike hoodie, gets the job done for me. Keeps me warm and when i get a little hot after a run open up the vents on the coat and just repeat the process. I also live in Alberta where it tends to get quite cold during the winter
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sweet my Googles from rei and the helmet from Amazon will be arriving today!

Kinda disappointed with the weather so far :-/
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i just got a red mutiny for christmas and love it.. light as hell and small.. i have a smaller head too.. wear 7 1/8 fitted hats.. the mutiny isnt huge and doesnt make me look like a fool
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i just got a red mutiny for christmas and love it.. light as hell and small.. i have a smaller head too.. wear 7 1/8 fitted hats.. the mutiny isnt huge and doesnt make me look like a fool
rei only had the red trace in stores while it fit good (small) I hated the large head look, having said that I like the look of the red force but is the padding the same in all the different models?
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lets start with the helmets My head is small and from most I tried on it's pretty much the same between different brands.

But I was wondering if anyone tried the Giro battle helmet? Curious how it compares with the red I tried on.

As for goggles I see most I have been looking at don't come with interchangeable lenses and most are a amber color, is it worth to get a photochromic lens?

I was thinking about getting two one clear for night and one amber for day?
I tried the red trace helmet it was just too heavy for me and i looked like i had a space helmet on...

I settled just for the giro bevel freestyle helmet for $65 and it has the abs system and audio earflaps...light and doesnt look big at all....
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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lol you are right about the space helmet look..

Well the helmet came.. about 2 1/2 after the delivery window but the guy was telling me he was the only person in this area.

The small fits just perfect the strap is a little tight under the chin, it feels light but man I don't have OTG goggles but damn they are pressing the nose frame hard on my nose, other then that the fit is good!



I have the non audio inserts but I can fit earphones under the flap without pressure, they just have to be the type that curves down

*edit my rimless glasses work perfect! no pressure since they are able to bend slightly around the nose bridge, I'm going to order a few more plus they seal a little bit better around the frame stems.


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lol you are right about the space helmet look..

Well the helmet came.. about 2 1/2 after the delivery window but the guy was telling me he was the only person in this area.

The small fits just perfect the strap is a little tight under the chin, it feels light but man I don't have OTG goggles but damn they are pressing the nose frame hard on my nose, other then that the fit is good!



I have the non audio inserts but I can fit earphones under the flap without pressure, they just have to be the type that curves down

*edit my rimless glasses work perfect! no pressure since they are able to bend slightly around the nose bridge, I'm going to order a few more plus they seal a little bit better around the frame stems.

Looks good! Perfect fit it seems....
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Yeah I love it! the vent plugs took me a little to get used to because I was looking for a rubber plug when it's nothing but a flap..

But having said that the neck support has a zipper, is that for the audio cable or is that just for when they put the padding in?
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i have the same helmet and oakley crowbar googles. if ya look, you might find a nice pair on ebey for like 50. those things go amazing with the maze.
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